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As Chevrolet formulates marketing plans for the 2016 Volt launching the second half of this year, it has a head start over generation one, but if there ever was a vision of the Volt surpassing Toyota Prius sales, that’s a premise Chevrolet doesn’t even want to entertain. In a half-hour sit-down interview with Steve Majoros, […]

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There are dozens of new vehicles at this year’s ongoing North American International Auto Show in Motor City, and as the town gets truer in a sense to its name – “Motor” – spliced among traditional models are several newly revealed electrified models. Despite well-documented inexpensive gasoline these days, a complexity of variables keep alternative […]

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Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit General Motors signaled its “commitment to electrification” with the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept. There have been reports this will be GM’s answer to the likes of the Tesla Model 3 when it is launched, but Chevrolet communications representative Michelle Malcho reiterated “it’s just a concept.” […]

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Today at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, General Motors is revealing its all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt in advance of its going on sale after this summer. This is the first plug-in car to undergo a full redesign, and the new second-generation Volt’s 18.4-kwh battery – up from 17.1 kwh –increases electric range from an […]

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Although Toyota has essentially said the time of the electric car is not yet, Nissan’s all-electric Leaf’s 3,102 sales last month handily topped those of every alternative-energy cars save one, the Toyota Prius Liftback. The Prius is a long-established car since 2000 in the United States, but placing behind the EV from competitor Nissan were […]

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Lexus’ entry into the compact premium crossover marketplace was heralded last April in Beijing, and U.S. sales are just beginning for the all-new NX line. Not to be confused with any of the “boxy” competitors in the hotly contested segment, Lexus describes its stylized and contemporary looking NX as “edgy” and “sporty” and prepared for […]

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Audi’s semi-autonomous A7 successfully completed the 560 miles drive between the Silicon Valley and Las Vegas. And the goal for this drive was not a gamble. Audi stated the mostly hands-free Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept has arrived in Las Vegas in time for the Consumer Electronics Show held until January 9. Starting in […]

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In a move inspired by Tesla’s open-door patent policy, Toyota is making its hydrogen patents available to the whole industry. Toyota stated it is opening the way to a hydrogen future, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announcing this today at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), this Toyota initiative has […]

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In an extraordinary example of leveraging a still-relatively niche product’s placement and popularity, Tesla is goading upscale automakers to devote billions to follow it into developing upscale all-electric cars due for launch between 2017 and 2021. Not to overstate the case, global regulations are also pushing the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Infiniti, and […]

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For our second-annual list of 10 alternative-energy cars most anticipated for the upcoming year, the watchword for the market may be onward and upward. A year ago at this time, our U.S. sales Dashboard tracked 78 alternative energy cars for sale. Today we count 90 and while this is several cars fewer than had been […]

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